Applying as a non-degree-seeking student

Whether you’re here for personal enrichment, to develop your career, or as part of an employer-sponsored cohort, we welcome you to the classes, culture, and campus of Fort Lewis College. Even though you aren’t enrolling with the immediate intention of earning a degree or certificate, you are considered to be officially enrolled, so your coursework will still be graded and posted to a transcript. Please note, federal financial aid is not an option as a non-degree-seeking student; however, you may be eligible for the Native American Tuition Waiver or other outside aid.  

To apply

The Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 Application for Admission is now available! 

A complete Fort Lewis College application includes:

Our online application for admission should take about 15-20 minutes to complete, or you may choose to submit a paper application by mail.

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After you are admitted

After you have applied for admission, and then received notification of admission as a non-degree student, you have a few important steps to take.

Confirmation email

Once you have been notified of admission, please confirm your enrollment by emailing the Admission Office a written statement of intent. It should include your name, date of birth, and confirmation that you plan to attend FLC for the term applied.

Activate your FLC account

You must set up your FLC account before registering for classes. To activate your account:

  • Go to theFort, FLC's student web portal
  • Click Account Management and then Activate Your Account
  • Enter your first name, last name, birth date, and student ID number or social security number
  • Access your unique username and set your password
  • Access your accounts
  • Go to theFort and click Sign In in the top right corner
  • Enter your username and password

Register for classes using theFort student portal

  • Login to theFort, then click WebOPUS, our online registration platform. 
  • First, find the CRN (course registration number) for the course you’d like to take. Within WebOPUS, go to Student Services > Registration > Class Search. Enter the term you’re planning to attend, then search for the correct course by subject, course number, title, or instructor name. The CRN will be a five digit number.
  • Next, register for the class. Go to Student Services > Registration > Add/Drop Classes. Enter the CRN of the course you’d like to take and Submit.
  • If there are prerequisites for courses, eligibility must be documented prior to enrollment. Typically this is done through the presentation of transcripts. For some courses, standardized test score (ACT or SAT) or placement testing may be required.
  • If you have any issues registering for classes, contact the Skyhawk Station by stopping by, emailing, or calling 970-247-7301.

Application deadlines

Consideration for Summer 2021

  • Application Deadline: May 7, 2021

Consideration for Fall 2021

  • Application Deadline: August 27, 2021 

Consideration for Spring 2022

  • Application Deadline: The Friday before Spring 2022 classes begin 

Contact information

For questions, or to check on the status of an application, please contact our Admission office.

Admission Office
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Phone: 970-247-7184
Fax: 970-247-7179

Contact your admission counselor directly.